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  July 22, 2022 2:02pm

When your mom (or your friend's mom) works for the Architect, you get to have a sneak peek of your new school! Pentucket Regional Middle & High School is on track to open for the upcoming school year, and these two members of the Class of 2027 give it the seal of approval. #pentuckethighschool #pentucketmiddleschool #pentucketmassachusetts #schooldesign #21centurylearning

June 10, 2022 Northbridge Elementary School Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

“This project is a quantum leap forward for the quality of educational space in Northbridge, and will help educate the community about ways to be green in our everyday lives as well as providing lessons about green building to students.” ...

  July 15, 2022 8:45am

D+W Principal Donald Walter AIA and Educational Facility Planner Jason Boone, ALEP, enjoyed seeing both new and familiar faces at the M.A.S.S. Paul J. Andrews Executive Institute this week. The conference theme, “Looking Ahead: Promoting Equity, Wellness, Academic Achievement and a Culture of Care for All” spurred some really good conversations about designing school environments to help achieve these important goals. #massei2022 #massei22

June 6, 2022 Welch School Groundbreaking

And just like that, construction is underway on the Welch Elementary School project in Peabody, MA. So fun to share in the students’ excitement as we broke ground this week on their school revamp. OPM: Dore + WhittierArchitect: DiNisco DesignConstruction Manager: Consigli ...

  July 1, 2022 1:50pm

For those of you celebrating this weekend, we wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July. #fourthofjuly #july4th

December 1, 2021 Sunita L. Williams Elementary School Awarded Citation in 2021 Architectural Portfolio

“Daylighting, natural materials, scale of the building and spaces as well as the integration with the site, make this an inviting place to learn.” Sunita L. Williams Elementary School has been awarded a Citation for outstanding design in the American ...

  June 24, 2022 2:28pm

We love working with dogs by our sides at home or in the office every day, but here’s an official shoutout to the canines of D+W on this #nationaltakeyourdogtoworkday. #dogsofinstagram

October 14, 2021 Mayor Janey, Boston Fire Commissioner Dempsey Cut Ribbon on New Firehouse

As Boston’s first new firehouse in 30 years, the City invested $23.5 million into the Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 building in Roxbury. Mayor Kim Janey, Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston Fire Department firefighters today celebrated the ribbon ...

  June 10, 2022 12:36pm

Dore + Whittier is looking for architectural and owners project management professionals who are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children, teachers, and other public servants. For 30 years our firm has been a leader in educational facility design with a strong focus on public K-12 schools and public safety projects. With offices in Newburyport, MA, and Burlington, VT, D+W is an award-winning full-service design, project management and owner’s project management firm which fosters close collaboration at all levels. We pride ourselves in our commitment to designing buildings that inspire its users with an exciting, functional, sustainable, and cost-effective design as well as our ability to work with our clients to successfully manage projects. We are currently looking for talented individuals to fill Project Manager and Job Captain roles. For more information see link in bio. #architecture

December 16, 2020 Garage in Lowell’s Hamilton Canal District opens just in time for snow

OPM services were provided by D+W for the City's new 903-space, six-story parking garage.

  May 30, 2022 6:32am

#memorialday #remembrance

  May 11, 2022 12:50pm

Congratulations to our very own Cassie, husband Jim and big brother Alden on their newest addition. @cassandralaura4

December 10, 2020 AIAVT Announces Dore + Whittier’s Dave Mentzer as Recipient of the John Dale Award

About the John Dale Award This award was collectively established after the loss of this year’s AIAVT President, John Dale. John, a lover of books and friend to many, was also a thoughtful leader and socially responsible member of his ...

September 25, 2020 Mayor, Boston Fire Commissioner Celebrate Beam Raising on New Firehouse

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston Fire Department firefighters today celebrated the final beam raising on the first new firehouse built in the City of Boston in over 30 years. The construction of Engine 42, ...

  May 6, 2022 10:28am

Last week, we rolled up our sleeves for the @newburyportparks Clean Sweep to help beautify the public spaces of Newburyport. Our team of volunteers cleaned up Cashman Park, which is quite literally in our backyard, directly adjacent to our Newburyport office and the Merrimac River. It's a fantastic park that we hope is now just a bit more beautiful. #earthdayeveryday

September 18, 2019 Boston Engine 42 Groundbreaking

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn, and members of the community gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first new firehouse built in Boston in over 30 years. The groundbreaking of Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 Firehouse, represents a $23.5 million investment for the City of Boston and Roxbury...

  April 27, 2022 7:04am

Some days we call them Superheroes, but for today we’ll go with Administrative Professionals. #administrativeprofessionalsday

  April 12, 2022 2:10pm

On this #EducationandSharingDay, we celebrate educators who empower children to grow – not only academically – but also as kind, empathetic, and responsible individuals. Let’s acknowledge, too, that we don’t have to be children to learn or professional educators to teach. May we all strive to continuously learn, share, and work together for the common good.

May 6, 2019 Taunton breaks ground on long-awaited new Mulcahey school

Link to the Taunton Gazette Article

  March 8, 2022 8:53am

Today we celebrate #internationalwomensday and all the inspirational women who work @doreandwhittier #womeninconstructionweek #womeninstem

April 24, 2018 D&W receives the 2018 Ed Kirkbride Award for Planning & Design from A4LE

On Friday the 13th, 2018, The Association for Learning Environments awarded Dore & Whittier Architects its Ed Kirkbride Award for the Lester J. Gates Middle School at its regional conference in Baltimore, MD. The Gates Middle School won the award...

October 31, 2017 Scituate’s New Public Safety Building

The existing Scituate Police Station was built in 1959. While structurally sound, it no longer functioned as needed for a modern department. Its deficiencies included inadequate workspaces, security for personnel and records, and confidential interview rooms; it also lacked storage ...

  March 2, 2022 1:22pm

Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts #firestationdesign #publicsafety

  January 17, 2022 2:10pm

As we reflect on and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. today, this question is as relevant as ever. In the midst of what feels like perpetual injustice in our world, our nation, and even our communities, we are inspired by and challenge ourselves with his words. Let us start by helping in whatever way we can. If you have minutes to spare, volunteer. If you have dollars to share, donate. If you have a kind word that might lift someone up, say it. Take action large or small. #mlkday

October 31, 2017 Scituate’s new Lester J. Gates Middle School Applauded for Design and Innovation

Scituate Public Schools envisioned a new or renovated middle school facility as an opportunity to transition to a project-based learning model and to change the District’s grade configuration from a grades 7-8 intermediate school to a 6-8 middle school. The ...

  December 6, 2021 11:36am

Last week, D+W’s Don Walter and Rob Fitzgerald were honored to be part of the MSBA’s virtual fall symposium, “Massachusetts Schools Embrace a Sustainable Future.” The day-long program was presented as an educational opportunity for MSBA school districts, and districts who have recently applied to the MSBA’s grant program, to hear from other districts and design teams about how they are approaching design, construction, and financing for a net zero or net zero-ready new school. As Principal in Charge and Project Manager of the Hanlon-Deerfield Elementary School project in Westwood, MA, Don and Rob shared the team’s experience thus far with planning and designing this new Net-Zero-Energy Ready school, tracking 22 EUI and LEED v.4 Silver. #netzero #sustainableschools #renewableenergy #sustainabledesign

October 31, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Westwood Fire Station

Dore & Whittier was selected to complete a Master Plan for the Town’s public safety facilities. As the Town had determined that the Fire Department could adequately continue to service the new University Station development from Islington Center, D&W explored ...

  November 28, 2021 8:17pm

Happy first night of Hanukkah

September 13, 2017 D&W Designer’s work Included in 2018 Families First Calendar

Our own David Lopatich, AIA, has once again contributed his artistry to the good works of Families First, this time with an image that will appear with the month of May in their 2018 calendar.  Since 2014, his work has adorned ...

  November 11, 2021 1:34pm

#veteransday #veterans

July 25, 2017 Melrose Retains D&W for Public Safety Study

Aging and deficient police and fire buildings prompted the City’s Public Safety Committee to seek an architect to conduct a feasibility study and develop practical options for its facilities, including the consideration of a new combined police station and fire ...

June 20, 2017 Regional Fire School Opens with Ribbon Cutting

After many years of planning and collaboration with the Connecticut State Firefighters Association, local and state representatives, the new Dore & Whittier-designed Fairfield Regional Fire School officially opened on May 16, 2017. In 1965, the Town of Fairfield acquired the ...

June 16, 2017 North Reading Middle High School Wins ENR Award

D&W was hired in 2005 to prepare a Feasibility Study for the High School and a long term Master Plan for the Middle School (currently located on an adjacent site). The Study included the review of previous study materials and ...

April 28, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Medfield Public Safety Complex

For too long, cramped quarters and an adverse physical environment challenged the departments, contributed to operational inefficiencies and created unsafe and uncomfortable conditions. D&W was retained to design a new combined fire/police station on the site of the existing facility.  Following ...

February 7, 2017 Memorial Elementary School in Manchester Awarded to DWMP

The Manchester Essex Regional School District awarded their latest project to Dore & Whittier Management Partners from among four finalists.  DWMP will lead the MSBA-funded Feasibility Study & Schematic Design through mid to late 2018.  Their MSBA SOI clearly conveyed the ...

February 7, 2017 New Projects in Chelmsford and Canton

Dore & Whittier was recently awarded Facility Assessment projects for the Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton and the Chelmsford Public School District.

December 8, 2016 Fire Training by Practice

Dore & Whittier Architects, along with our public safety partner CR architecture + design from Cincinnati, designed the fire station (as well as the Williston Police Station).  The on-site training elements we have designed into fire stations throughout New England save ...

December 8, 2016 New Projects for DWMP in Rowley and Lexington

Dore & Whittier Management Partners was recently awarded projects for the Rowley Police & Fire Departments and the Maria Hastings Elementary School in Lexington.  They are both in the Feasibility Study phase.

December 8, 2016 Mount Greylock Regional School

The School District hired D&W Management Partners to work with the project team to manage a Feasibility Study (FS) to explore options for a new or renovated high school and the subsequent Schematic Design (SD) phase to develop the preferred ...